Civil

The civil division is responsible for handling general civil cases: Personal Injury, property damage, contracts, replevin, forcible entry and detanier (evictions) and small claims. The maximum you can seek is $15,000 and $6,000 in small claims.

The civil division also handles applications for Trusteeship and Rent Escrow deposit.

All corporations are required to be represented by counsel.

Civil Phone Numbers:
440-992-7149
440-992-7150

Small Claims:
440-992-7110

The Clerk’s Office is unable to provide legal advice to any parties in a civil action. The clerks are not attorneys and the Court must remain an independent, third-party in all disputes. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney. If you need help finding an attorney, contact your local bar association or legal aid society. See the Links Page for contact information of various agencies.

For your convenience, some useful links are below:

Civil Filing Fees

Ohio Civil Procedure

Ohio Revised Code

Links to many of the Court’s Civil Forms can be found here.